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Richard "Jim" James Ryan

July 22, 1942 — November 2, 2020

Richard James “Jim” Ryan 78 of Sanford passed away Monday, November 2, 2020. A Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, November 6, 2020 at Rogers Pickard Funeral Home chapel.


Jim was born on July 22, 1942, son of the late Richard James Ryan Sr. and Edna Maude Miller Ryan. He was a Veteran proudly and honorably serving in the US Navy during the Vietnam War, and proudly supported numerous Presidential Campaigns throughout his lifetime, showing his support for candidates ranging from Bobby Kennedy to Donald Trump. Jim enjoyed life, food, golf, bowling, and a great family.


Jim is survived by his wife Gwen Moody Ryan, sons Richard Ryan of VA and Michael Ryan of California; daughters Randi (Sean) Pennings of Fayetteville and Ranea (Eric) Linz of Bunlevel, grandchildren; Aiden, Layla, Jacob, Cameron, Tyler, Bradley, and Brent.


The family will greet friends Friday following the service.

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